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Rep. Chris Stewart appointed to House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, seen in this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo taken after his being sworn in, has been appointed as a new member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, seen in this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo taken after his being sworn in, has been appointed as a new member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Allison Barker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has been appointed as a new member of the House Appropriations Committee.

“I’m excited for the chance to serve on the appropriations committee and for the opportunities it offers to better oversee federal spending,” Stewart said. “As outlined in the Constitution, one of the primary functions of Congress is to manage federal funds. Specifically, the appropriations committee plays a critical and constitutionally mandated role in holding the president and his federal agencies accountable for the people’s money."

Joining the 2nd District representative on the committee are Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., and Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala.

“I have been extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve on the House Natural Resources Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee and as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment under the House Science, Space and Technology Committee,” Stewart said. “These committees are all working on meaningful legislation, which I will continue to support.”

The slots on the Appropriations Committee opened following the resignations of Louisiana GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander and Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., and the death of Defense Subcommittee Chairman C.W. Bill Young.